Parvovirus B19 and Other Illnesses
- sickle cell disease or similar types of long-lasting anemia or problems producing red blood cells, or
- weakened immune systems caused by leukemia, cancer, organ transplants, or HIV infection.
If you have TAC or other illnesses caused by parvovirus B19 infection, you can potentially spread the virus to others. For more information, see Prevention & Treatment.
You may want to talk to your healthcare provider if you have a weakened immune system, sickle cell disease or a similar long-lasting anemia and you—
- have been exposed to someone with fifth disease or
- have an illness that might be caused by parvovirus B19.